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Friday, April 27, 2012

A Princess and Her Knight

Hi all,

It's such an exciting day for me as I'm joining the TESC Sketch Crew this week for sketch #157. It's SO fun to receive an e mail saying that you've won a sketch challenge, and since I love my Taylored Expressions stamps, the one I received from Taylor telling me I'd won Top Chef honors for TESC155 is extra special.

I left home a week ago Thursday, as I've been working in Northern California. That meant I had to pack some of my supplies and stamps so I could put together my card on the road. It's kind of "interesting" not having all one's supplies at hand, but I managed to bring what I needed for this card, even though I had no idea what the sketch would look like.

All of the papers, the tag, the ribbon and the blue paper flower are from the TE April Key Ingredients kit. My princess is colored with Copics and part of her dress is paper pieced. (Bodice and insert of skirt) After coloring her crown and slippers, I coated them with a layer of Star Dust Stickles. (All princesses should have sparkly crowns.) After coloring, she was fussy cut and popped up on the dies with dimensionals.

I stamped the her castle on the PP, very lightly, before adding the sketch elements over it. I like how it adds to the theme of the card. For the finishing touches, I added blue rhinestones to the hearts on the TE die and added some stitching around the edges. The sentiment is stamped on a kraft tag from the KI kit and one of the paper Pretties flowers was added with a dimensional.

And, for the inside of my card;
NO princess should be without her Knight in Shinning Armor:

Stamps: Moka Princess Penelope, Moka Sir Henry and Royal Digs from Taylored Expressions
Papers: All from April's TE Key Ingredients, Buttercream and Lagoon card stock and Simple Stories Fabulous patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and Color Box Chalk blue and dark pink ink pads
Other: Classic circle Nesties, TE layering doily die - medium, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag dies, Star Dust Stickles, Kaiser rhinestones, pink stitched ribbon, kraft tag and blue paper pretties flower all from April KI kit, SU linen thread, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a "royally fabulous" weekend.


  1. Wow Colleen - that card is super cute and I am especially impressed that you were able to create it on the road with limited supplies!!! So glad you could join us this week. :)

  2. Congrats again Colleen on the Top Chef honors. This card once again shows you are truly "Top Chef"! Love, love, love this. You are my new idol. Who knew you could stamp on the go without brining everything and the kitchen sink! LOL! The knight on the inside is like a cherry on top of the cupcake. Wonderful job!!

  3. What a darling card Colleen. Such a sweet image, and I love the paper-piercing. Great colors too! The finished insise is just perfec. Congrats on being the Top Chef this week. Great job without having all your tools. I would have a hard time, but you managed to do a fab job! The stitching is awesome! :o)

  4. Such great cards, Colleen, and congrats on being the Top Chef! One of the things I love about the KI Kits is that all you really need is some adhesive, a paper cutter, and a stamp or two and you have yourself all you need to be creative. I love your takes on the sketch :D


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